The beautiful Parvati river flows along the sides of this village. Before few years Kasol was a non- existing place of Himachal Pradesh lesser known to the traveler. But, in the past few years, the tourism has increased dramatically. There are solely two big reasons to blame for that
#1 After the busy schedule in metropolitan cities, we all look out for a holiday where we could do just relax and do nothing. Kasol is exactly one such place where you could soak in the sun bright sitting by the tranquil waters of Parvati river.
#2 The place has become the hot-spot for the college students because the trip is super cheap. Yet, it offers the complete beauty of hills and mountains. You know that you can extract the best from your trip in just a few bucks.
Kasol is a small village in Himachal Pradesh . More about the Israeli village of India and the things to do :-
How to reach?
BY ROAD: There are no direct buses from New Delhi to Kasol. You can catch a bus from Delhi and it would drop you at Bhunter, which is at a distance of 30 km from Kasol. From here on you can catch the local bus or hire a local taxi. Another way you can get to this place is via Kullu. Get down at Kullu, which is at a distance of 40 km from Kasol. Again, a local bus or hire a cab which will carry you to this village.
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BY AIR: The nearest airport to Kasol is Bhunter. You can further hire a cab to reach Kasol.
BY RAILWAYS: There are very few trains that will take you to Kasol. The nearest railway station to Kasol is 150 km away. So, a journey by train is not suggested.
Where to stay?
Ranging from the cheapest to best one, Kasol has all types of places for you to stay. The price per night in most of the places to stay here ranges from Rs 500- 1500. If you really want to explore the true side of Kasol, best would be ditch a luxurious hotel and stay at a cafe or small hotel amid the number of Israelis.
Where to eat?
There are number cafes in Kasol which offers the best Tibetan and Israeli food with the open seating. You can totally enjoy the great food with the river flowing along and mountains in front of you.
Pink Floyd cafe, Little Italy, Bhoj Cafe, Evergreen cafe, German bakery are some of the must visit cafes to have a good meal.
Little Israel of Himachal Pradesh
About 70% travelers of Kasol are from Israel. The town is a hot spot for a lot of young Israeli people who finish their compulsory military service in Israel and then escape to the Parvati Valley.You will meet more Israeli in Kasol than the local men. But, they make your experience at Kasol only better. Look out for the music festivals that they host in the peak season time. The rave parties full of people smoking cannabis. At the top of all, you will be treated with the delicious Israeli food at many cafes run by Israelis itself. With a just handful of money, you can experience the authentic Israeli culture in Kasol.
Where to go?
Although, Kasol is coined as the place for lazy vacations but does that mean that you have to ditch this place if you are an adventure enthusiast. You can enjoy a number of activities in Kasol and witness the pure beauty of nature.
- KHEER GANGA TREK
Trekking is one of the most famous activity to do when you are in Kasol. Kheer Ganga trek being the most famous trek of Kasol. This trek will take on a trail to tranquil mountains alongside the waters of Ganga. The short trek of 9 km can be covered in four hours. And you complete your trek you will be welcomed by a hot water spring. What’s better than dipping in the hot waters after you come tired from the trekking trail? Absolutely nothing.
2. MANIKARAN SAHIB
Manikaran is located at a favorable distance of 6 km from Kasol. You can walk this short distance or catch a vehicle, whatever your deal may be. Manikaran Sahib is a gurudwara nestled between the mighty hills and river Beas. The high point of the gurudwara is a hot water spring which is believed to consist the magical properties to cure your illness if you take a dip.The most special thing about this gurudwara is that apart from Sikh gurus there are pictures of Hindu and Christian gods .The messages couldn’t have been clearer; everyone is welcome and all faiths are respected.
3. MALANA TREK
If you are looking for adventure at another level, then you must go for Malana trek from Kasol. This trek is difficult and adventurous. The trek is full of rocky mountains and steep climbs. At times you will have to walk the path with no road or way what so ever. But, at the end, this trek will take you another world. With the glimpse of snow-capped mountains and hills decorated with deodar trees. If you are here at the right time, you can also the white beauty of snow covering the village. Malana is a village which runs its own government and is believed to successors of Alexander. The outsiders are allowed to move but not allowed to touch their walls, houses etc. If you do, be ready to pay a fine!
Kasol is also a famous site for camping. It offers the beautiful camping sites which are safe for females too. You can totally plan your girlfriends trip here. You can try camping at the valleys and the river Parvati flowing aside. The sunrise and sunset are to look for.
Let us know about your trip to this Israeli village of Himachal and experience with the Israelis.
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